Friday, September 26, 2014

A Quilt For Iris


So my sister is having her second baby.  Her little girl is due in December and as soon as we found out it was a girl we picked out some fabrics and got sewing.  Her room is going to feature navy blue so we picked the Miss Kate fabrics since they had a ton of variety and the required navy blue component.


My sister wanted her quilt done up in a larger crib size so it measures about 40 x 60.  There are 35 pinwheels and each is a made from a different fabric from the collection.


The backing and the binding are done in the navy dot print.  Plus we added the navy ric rac at the top and the bottom just for fun and something a little special.


I quilted it following the seams of the pinwheels and then straight lines in the borders.


I purposely quilted all the seams so it would get all nice and crinkly.  


The first picture also shows the pillow that I made to go along with the quilt.  Nice and simple but cute.

Now my sister is going to have to wait just a bit before I ship this to her because I am going to whip up a surprise for baby's older brother too.  I'm not quite sure what the surprise will be but checking out my recent pins on pinterest may give you a clue to what I'm thinking.

If you've been following my blog then you also know that while I was making this quilt I also did 2 other baby quilts in the Miss Kate fabrics.  The first quilt was done to feature the florals and the second one was done without any florals.  It's neat to see how different each quilt turned out just by changing the selection of the fabrics even within the same collection.  Now I promise no more pinwheels or Miss Kate for a while - well, maybe not too long -  I do have half of the bundle still left.  How about something other than pinwheels - I think I can keep that promise for a bit:).

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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11 comments:

  1. I love both the quilt and the pillow you made. I'm sure they will be well love!

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  2. What a lovely set! I look forward to seeing the big brother's quilt next.

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  3. I've been eyeing up the Miss Kate fabrics - this is a super example of using them and I love the ric-rac touch. Great pillow, wonderful quilt - well done!

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    1. Jen - You're so sweet. You won't be sorry if you get yourself a little bundle of Miss Kate!

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  4. This beautiful quilt will be something Iris will cherish all her days. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Nana! I appreciate your kind thoughts.

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  5. First of all - I LOVE NAVY! second I LOVE RIC RAC! is there any special way you incorporated it into the quilt. I want to use it, but am always afraid of messing something up.

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    1. Hi Deanna - After I made the quilt top I just sewed on the ric rac with matching thread before I basted it and quilt it. I always leave the ends just a little long and trim them after I quilt the top. I like the ends of the ric rac to end up sewn into the binding so that they look all nice and they don't fray. I think if you try it you love it as much as I do!!!

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  6. I love the quilt & pillow for Iris - so cute! Awesome job!

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